25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says.. Continue reading

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Crossing the Innovation Chasm – Geek Squad Founder Robert Stephens

Best Buy acquired the then startup Geek Squad which had been founded by entrepreneur Robert Stephens in 1994. During a recent interview Robert shared his story of entrepreneurship, risk taking, acquisition strategies, his pick for Most Visionary CEO, and an expensive 99 cent burrito. Continue reading

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What Large Companies Want (from Small Ones)

In the film, “What Women Want”, Mel Gibson’s character has the ability to read women’s minds and understand what they’re thinking. In the real world, we often need to second-guess what our existing or potential partners want. This is the case for Open Innovation… Continue reading

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Studies estimate that for every $1 the U.S. government spends on NASA, the economy is boosted by $7-$14. That means that with NASA’s current budget of $17.6 billion, the U.S. economy will get an injection of anywhere from $123.2 billion to $246.4 billion.
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Madmen

The large holding companies that control the agency world have largely centralized innovation efforts in order to make their investments more efficient, so improvements in services tend to be general and incremental rather than targeted and disruptive. Continue reading

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What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Entrepreneurs encounter failure often. Successful entrepreneurs overcome failure and emerge wiser. Here are 33 lessons about failure from Brian Honigman’s article “33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure”, illustrated them with statistics and a little story about entrepreneurship.. Continue reading

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A lot goes on in our brain that we are unaware of, but that can impact the success or failure of innovations. Today I’ll discuss ‘hidden’ multisensory integration, what it is, and some ways to leverage it. Continue reading

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